The Youngstown State football team plays host to Howard at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday afternoon in its home opener. Fans will notice a lot of changes in and around Stambaugh Stadium before and during the contest against the Bison.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin at 8 a.m. in the M-63, the M-70 and the M-82 Tailgote Lots. Beer will be on sale in all tailgate lots beginning at 8 o'clock. Parking in the premium M-72 lot is available at that time for $10. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.
Fans are urged to use caution and patience when traveling along Fifth Avenue to the game. The road is currently under repair and will remain under construction throughout the month of September. YSU and Youngstown police will be on hand to assist pedestrians in crossing the road from the tailgate lots to the stadium.
Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise on Veterans Plaza outside the stadium and then at the game on the West Stands Concourse. The program will be accepting credit cards for purchases.
All fans attending the game will receive a schedule magnet courtesy of Pizza Hut, Chemical Bank and 21 WFMJ.
During the game members of the softball team will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets.
As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets on gameday are $22 for reserved seats, but only $20 in advance. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the day of the contest.
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 Rulli Brothers, M-82 Penguin Club/Taylor Kia Tailgate Lot and the M-70 Hollywood Gaming/Penguin Club) open | Parking available in M-60/M-62
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10:40 a.m. - YSU Team Walk-Thru M-70 Tailgate Lot
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open
12:45 p.m. - YSU Icebreakers Concert (Just south of Stambaugh Stadium)
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Tailgate Lot
1 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
1:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lots Close
2:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Howard Kickoff
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Ashtabula Edgewood Marching Band
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
On Instagram and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins and #PenguinNation when posting photos, videos or tweets. If you need assistance in the tailgate lot contact YSU Police @YSUpolice on twitter or call (330) 941-3527.
Fan Services and credit card sales are available on at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office inside Stambaugh Stadium.